“Jazz Painting #4” depicts an imaginary quintet composed of jazz legends.
Music and musicians are subjects endlessly fascinating to me as a visual artist. Being a musician myself, I’m fascinated by the art form’s precision. That’s why I always try to make sure the musicians I paint are shown to be playing in harmony.
See a slideshow if images in chronological order showing my process in creating a painting like this.
Here’s my Flickr slideshow showing all five paintings in my Jazz Paintings series, starting from the most recent to the oldest, which I completed in 2005: